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The Third Sub Episode 118: The CanMNT continues push towards World Cup, the CanWNT/CanXNT gets set to begin theirs

In Episode 117 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Canadian Men’s and Women’s National Teams in a jam-packed edition of the show. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Canadian Men’s and Women’s National … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 118: The CanMNT continues push towards World Cup, the CanWNT/CanXNT gets set to begin theirs

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“We’re going to give them a fight”: Despite Edmonton weather concerns, the CanMNT is looking to surprise Mexico where it matters most on Tuesday – on the pitch

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team are getting set to play a crucial World Cup qualifier vs Mexico in Edmonton on Tuesday. Ahead of then, here’s a look at how Canada’s preparations for this game have gone, one that’s seen them navigate plenty of talk about the weather, a MD-1 to remember, and a special visitor to training.  It promises to be quite the spectacle.  With … Continue reading “We’re going to give them a fight”: Despite Edmonton weather concerns, the CanMNT is looking to surprise Mexico where it matters most on Tuesday – on the pitch

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Out of the Gates: Reviewing a solid September window for the CanMNT to kick off final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team kicked off the Octagonal, the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, earlier this month. In this, we look back at what we learned about them in their first 3 games of this 14 game odyssey that they’re hoping ends with them punching a ticket to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.  All in all, it was a pretty good … Continue reading Out of the Gates: Reviewing a solid September window for the CanMNT to kick off final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

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Shifting Shapes: Analyzing the CanMNT’s diverse tactical profile ahead of the start of the Octo

Ahead of the start of the final round of World Cup qualifiers, the ‘Octagonal’, we dive into Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s diverse tactical profile, analyzing their use of the 3-5-2 and 4-4-2 formations, before looking at some potential lineups to use within those formations.  The value is there, but it needs to be properly extracted.  Heading into the start of the final round of … Continue reading Shifting Shapes: Analyzing the CanMNT’s diverse tactical profile ahead of the start of the Octo

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s first ‘Octagonal’ squad in World Cup Qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

With the return of Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team for the start of the Octo in CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, we break down their latest squad, which was announced last week, by giving them a ‘Surprise Rating’.  Fresh off of a busy summer, it’s almost go time.  After a memorable month of June and July for Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team, they can’t wait to … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s first ‘Octagonal’ squad in World Cup Qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s 2021 Gold Cup Squad by ‘Surprise Rating’

With the return of Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team for the 2021 Gold Cup, we break down their latest squad, which was announced earlier this month, by giving them a ‘Surprise Rating’.  After a memorable month of June, they’re looking to keep the good times rolling in July.  For Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team, they’ve already had the ideal summer, having qualified for the final … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s 2021 Gold Cup Squad by ‘Surprise Rating’

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The Third Sub Episode 100: A CanMNT bonanza (Ft: Hady Raphael, Peter Galindo, Thomas Nef & Mitchell Tierney)

In Episode 100 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Hady Raphael, Peter Galindo, Thomas Nef and Mitchell Tierney to chat all things Canadian Men’s National Team. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! And this one’s a very special one, as it’s the 100th episode of the Third Sub! To mark … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 100: A CanMNT bonanza (Ft: Hady Raphael, Peter Galindo, Thomas Nef & Mitchell Tierney)

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Job Done: CanMNT ride Davies and David connection to 2nd round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers in 4-0 win over Suriname

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team took on Suriname in a crucial CONCACAF World Cup qualifier on Tuesday. Here’s what stood out from that game, one in which they cruised to a 4-0 win, booking a spot in the next round of qualifying in the process.  When it mattered most, they found a way to rise to the occasion.  Having cruised through their first 3 games … Continue reading Job Done: CanMNT ride Davies and David connection to 2nd round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers in 4-0 win over Suriname

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Strategizing for Suriname: An in-depth tactical preview ahead of the CanMNT’s clash with Suriname in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying action

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team takes on Suriname in a huge round 1 CONCACAF World Cup qualifier on Tuesday. In this, we preview the game tactically, looking at the strategies, individuals and battles that might decide this massive match for both sides.  It’s all come down to this.  Canada versus Suriname. A spot in round 2 of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifiers on the line.  For … Continue reading Strategizing for Suriname: An in-depth tactical preview ahead of the CanMNT’s clash with Suriname in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying action

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Last Taste of Home: Caicedo’s hot arrival, academy kids continue to impress, and other Vancouver Whitecaps training notes ahead of Utah departure

The Vancouver Whitecaps began their last week of training in Vancouver on Monday, as they get set to head down to Utah on Friday. In a surprise twist, they also were able to get clearance for the media to attend those last sessions, as well, so here’s some of what stood out from a viewing of Wednesday’s session, in particular.  It’s the last bit of … Continue reading Last Taste of Home: Caicedo’s hot arrival, academy kids continue to impress, and other Vancouver Whitecaps training notes ahead of Utah departure